Metal Gear Solid is coming to the big screen courtesy of Sony and Columbia Pictures, Kojima Productions boss Hideo Kojima announced at this afternoon’s Metal Gear 25th anniversary event at Tokyo Midtown.
Avi Arad, who’s produced a number of Marvel movies including Iron Man, Blade, Spider-Man 2002, and this year’s The Amazing Spider-Man, will produce the Metal Gear flick.
“For many years I fought to bring comics to theaters, and video games are the comics of today,” said Arad at the anniversary event.
Arad promises to remain true to the game’s story, and said that Metal Gear was the first interactive movie he had ever seen.
“We will take our time and tell the story with all the nuances, ideology, cautionary tales needed,” he said. And as actors are always looking for emotional and challenging roles, there are ‘so many’ actors in Hollywood willing to become its characters. “We’ll tell these actors and directors who you want, and maybe they’ll do it for nothing.”
Kojima himself is actually a big fan of Columbia Pictures. His favorite movies include Stand by Me, Ghostbusters, and Taxi Driver. His favorite actors range from Christopher Nolan and Hugh Jackman to Matt Damon and Ben Affleck.